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Chita Rivera
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Josh Bergasse, Tony Danza, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Melissa Errico, Albert Maysles, Joe Morton, Lee Roy Reams, Chita Rivera, Susan Stroman, Tamara Tunie, John Turturro, and Karen Ziemba will be among the presenters at the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, to be heldat New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, on Monday, June 4 at 7:30pm.

The Astaire Awards are the only awards show to honor excellence in dance and choreography on Broadway and in film and were first started in 1982 by the late Fred Astaire and the late Douglas Watt.

As previously announced, this year's nominees include Matthew Broderick, Hugh Jackman, and Ricky Martin, and Liza Minnelli has been named as the recipient of the Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Astaire Awards are presented each year by Ava Astaire (Fred Astaire's daughter) and Patricia Watt (the daughter of Douglas Watt). The awards also feature direction from Joe Lanteri, who is the Executive Director of the New York City Dance Alliance and also a teacher at the Juilliard School.

Click here for a full list of nominees.

Click here for more information and Astaire Awards tickets.

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